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The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team are the investigative journalists who uncovered the stunning story of widespread sexual abuse by members of the clergy in the Catholic Church. Director Tom McCarthy and writer Josh Singer spent hours talking to the actual ...
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The Martian scored seven Oscar nominations last month including Best Picture and Best Actor for Matt Damon. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adventure is about an astronaut left behind by his crew on the desolate planet Mars. Matt Damon plays Mark Watney ...
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Women producers nominated in the Oscar race have seen their numbers steadily increase since the beginning, but not many have won. The first woman to be honored by the Academy as a producer was Julia Phillips, who won for The ...
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Adapted by Emma Donoghue from her own novel, Room, Lenny Abrahamson’s claustrophobic but ultimately life-embracing film tells the story of a young woman held captive in a small shed for years and her son who was born there. For the ...
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The nominees have been announced. Eight films featured in the Best Picture category: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, and Spotlight. Watch the trailers for the films below:
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I am excited and honored to announce the official return of Awards Daily’s Statsgasm for the 2015–2016 Oscar season. As you may have noticed in some of Sasha’s critics awards previews recently, I have picked a few new magic tricks ...
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Here’s Dr Rob’s Best Picture chart that I meant to post 12 hours ago before the day got away from me. By now you’ll either follow what’s happening with the redistribution of bouncing ballots from stack to stack or else ...
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This Oscar season has been one surprise after another. No one has been able to wrestle it to the ground completely, though plenty will rise to the surface to say they were sure this or that would happen because of ...
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A month ago, in the first awards announcement of the season, the National Board of Review named Sicario one of the Top 10 Films of 2015. Then the NBR went a step further. They singled out Sicario with a special ...
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No 2015 movie pleased the critics and enchanted audiences while embracing creativity and tugging on heart strings as successfully as Pixar’s Inside Out. As Scott Mendleson pointed out in his Top Ten list, the power Inside Out harnessed at the ...
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It’s Christmas, but for some reason my head is on the stats of Oscar season. Two things have happened so far, probably not many are thinking about. One is that 39 of the past 45 years of Globes and Oscar ...
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The Oscar race seems to be slowly forming a consensus around a few films. There are other films that exist outside the consensus, and the Academy’s own choice is likely to include at least one unpredictable wild card, but it ...
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On November 24th, the very day I spoke with Riva Marker , Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Amy Kaufman, the Spirit Nominations were announced, and Beasts of No Nation received five nominations including Best Picture. Awards Daily: It was so exciting ...
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  “Listen to me, I’ll tell you what’s going to come of you. you are going to grow up and be a strong, smart young woman…” and so begins the latest TV spot and trailer for the upcoming Joy.  Based ...
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Over at the Gurus of Gold,  Best Picture is kind of, sort of, taking shape. Glenn Whipp and Anne Thompson continue to not predict sight unseen movies – which kind of messes with the overall consistency of results of the Gurus. ...
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Two years ago, Kyle Buchanan saw 12 Years a Slave and declared it the Oscar frontrunner. From that point on, the film mostly had a target on its back but more from the critics than anyone else. Most who saw ...
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Rope of Silicon’s Brad Brevet has waded the territory of early Oscar predictions. He’s humble enough to admit nobody knows anything and that only three from his list last year ended up making it to the final race. Things are ...
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“I talked to my friends in the Academy and none of them are voting for Boyhood,” an Academy member told me. Actually, I don’t think of him as an Academy member but a smart, funny, engaged, curious filmmaker. His information ...
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The interesting thing about 2015’s Oscar race is that none of it is really going as planned. Though we always try to caution that late breaking movies simply can’t scramble back from whatever controversy hits them in time to really ...
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I guess all that chart building was not for nothing. My high score, I think, had to do with a last minute tip from a friend about Salt of the Earth in documentary, a preference for Mr. Turner in some ...

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